Bacterial (1585) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at RBSG - thanks Greg! Bonus points for awesome label art and obscure rap music reference. Bitterness really dominated the taste, not really what I look for in a barrel aged barley wine.
BVery (6416) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - thanks Greg! Rich amber orange pour with a smaller head. Boozy hot. Caramel sweetness. A little hop bite. Nice.
Errl (1617) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle big thanks to Jstax..Bottle # 153/192 -2012 vintage..Pour is dark with a light tan head..Nose is nice brown sugar, vanilla, spices, barrelsweetness, honey..Taste toffee, coconut, vanilla, graham cracker, sugar, smooth bourbon..very nice
djd07 (3643) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts awhile leavig spotty lacing. The aroma is brown sugar spice and booze. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt, oak, and light spice in the finish. Very good.
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of pine hops, bourbon, brown sugar and some tea. The flavor is a bit different. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes, as well as some oak, bourbon, pine and alcohol. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, coconut, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of coconut, vanilla, roasted malt, bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, and nuts.
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle provided by djd07 .. love the label .. . pours a deep tan brown .. spots of lacing, low head .. . light mouthfeel, quick finish .. . i didn’t quite get this one, a bit empty for me
.. . . everybody dance now!! ...or later.
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle thanks to errlski) cloudy medum amber, fine tn bubble, soapy coating bubbles. Nose of american hops, cream, caramel, bourbon, wet barrel, light honey. Taste of bourbon, alcohol, fruity, american hops, strong and not very drinkable, but a decent beer.
phaleslu (6554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! 2012 release, bottle 9/192. Pours a cloudy amber color with a beige head. Bourbon barrel notes lead the way here, with vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar on top of some Belgian dried and dark fruit character. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Very good.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Chris! Served in Jackie O’s glassware. Nose is bourbon heavy with nice dark fruits, sugary malt, caramel, and vanilla in the background. Very pungent barrel character, though quite smooth. Medium-full body.